1875: Seven years after helping hexslinger Chess Pargeter save the world, spiritualist Yancey Colder Kloves and former Pinkerton agent Ed Morrow are finally expecting a baby. But a powerful and deranged new neighbour threatens both the security of their farm, and Yancey's life Norse hex "Mrs. Daughter," who believes Yancey's unhexacious ability to speak with the dead makes her an enemy who must be done away with. As the New Year approaches, Chess himself arrives for an unexpected visit, only to be drawn headfirst into the conflict just as Yancey goes into labour.
A new story set in the Hexslinger Series universe, set after the events of the final book in Gemma Files's brutal, no-holds-barred Weird West trilogy.
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